Austrian dramatist; born at Vienna May 5, 1837. After a brief experience in commercial life he turned to literature, receiving in his new vocation the encouragement of Friedrich Hebbel (1861), under whose auspices he did some of his best work. This includes the following tragedies: "Valentin," 1868; "Das Kronenhaus," 1872; "Calas," 1889; and "Schloss Arnheim," 1893.

  • Das Geistige Wien, ii. 545.
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